Culinary
Downtown
Family Friendly

Unboxed Anti-Inflammatory Online Class

HKS is very pleased to have another Unboxed ONLINE cooking class in partnership with KT Produce and Chef Haley O'Brien!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
6:30pm
Rates/Admission Prices

$55

Location
Honeycomb Kitchen Shop
213 W. Walnut St
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: CLOSED

HKS is very pleased to have another Unboxed ONLINE cooking class in partnership with KT Produce and Chef Haley O'Brien! In this class Chef Haley will "unbox" a fresh produce kit from KT Produce and show you how to create a beautiful meal by using what's in your box. Chef Haley will teach you about which foods to avoid and which to enjoy for lowering inflammation in your life. Inflammation effects much of the country and causes a great deal of physical pain for Americans. Experience creative new recipes that minimize dairy, gluten, meat and more. The goals of this style of cooking are to help you feel well while still being playful with flavor combinations and ingredients. Food knowledge and eating well creates a stronger and healthier you to take on everyday life. Recipes will be provided and each participant will get a fresh produce box (over 20 lbs of goodness). Follow along as Chef Haley preps the ingredients.  Here is how this online class works:

  1. Purchase a ticket on our website (ticket price includes your KT Produce box)
  2. Swing by Honeycomb Kitchen Shop on 3-30-21 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM to pickup your produce box (curbside)
  3. Log in to Zoom (we provide meeting info and password) at 6:30 PM the night of to enjoy the cooking class with Chef Haley in our HKS kitchen.
  4. Prepare and enjoy the massive amount of fresh fruits and veggies!

The class will be live so you have the opportunity to ask questions and get instructions just as you would in our regular classes!  Each participant will receive a 15% coupon to use at HKS to purchase any tools used that you may fall in love with!  Order online and get curbside pickup or ship direct to your home.  This is a great family activity you can enjoy safely at home.  Help support THREE LOCAL entities by purchasing your ticket to this online class today.

**All class ticket sales are final. No refunds or credit transfers are available for this class due to food planning.**

About KT Produce

KT Produce is a local family-owned wholesale produce distribution company located just down the road in Lowell, Arkansas. 

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and schools & restaurants closed, KT lost 90% of their business overnight.  With a warehouse full of perishable food on hand, and area groceries struggling to keep up with inventory and pick up options; they immediately took action to get healthy food in the hands of local families by selling direct to consumer for the first time. 

The community response was incredible and it has kept them afloat. Quickly after they began, they saw the need to expand their offerings to other staple goods like eggs, bread, honey and local cheeses. But their most popular option has been their signature KT FRESH BOX: 

A variety mystery box, curated by them daily that includes staple vegetables, fruits, fresh greens, sometimes an adventurous item you may not have worked with before, a few things that go well together, and suggested recipes! It is an overstuffed 1/2 bushel box of produce--always over 20lbs and market price is around $35--over 30% savings off retail.

We will be cooking from these boxes! Follow KT Produce on Facebook & on Instagram at @kt_produce

About the Chef

Haley O’Brien has been working in the food and beverage industry for over a decade. She started in front of house, working her way into the craft beer sector then circling around to working in kitchens to produce locally sourced, plant-based foods. Her roots in the Kansas City brewery scene lead her to her knowledge and love of flavor pairings. Then she followed her passion for cooking and creating palate experiences by attending and working at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food. She has worked heavily in specialty catering events, festivals, in-house dining experiences and she teaches cooking classes through Honeycomb Kitchen Shop. She has started offering in-house cooking coach lessons to help people become more confident in their own home kitchen and curates a program for her individual clients. She is passionate about connecting with small local farmers and using vegetables that may not sell at the market. She is focusing on whole food cooking that uses the entire plant or product to help minimize food waste and create unique dishes. When not cooking, she is exploring creative work such as music, art and dance. She is also an avid tea drinker and is studying Ayurvedic medicine + herbal remedies. She believes in  self-healing, conscious living, yoga and meditation, in addition to the power of connecting with nature. She also enjoys teaching, connecting with people and public speaking. She invests time in gardening and raising her pets, as well as, values her relationships with friends and family. She can be reached at fractalnwa@gmail.com